These are STEM or Space related opportunities that are currently available to residents of Colorado. Please see linked web pages for additional information. Not everyone will qualify for these opportunities. We are not affiliated with any of the organizations offering these opportunities and inclusion here is not an endorsement of any company or organization.


Opportunity: Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy
Deadline: November 12, 2018

Description: The Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy is beginning its fourth year and is now accepting applications for the 2018–2019 cohort. The program—designed specifically for middle school teachers (grades 5–8)—was established to help enhance teacher confidence and classroom excellence in science, engineering and technology, while increasing teacher understanding about the skills needed for a scientifically literate workforce. The Academy, which is directed by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), will support up to 29 teachers of physical science, engineering, and/or technology located in school districts in select Northrop Grumman communities in the United States, as well as from Australia. The teachers will be immersed throughout the year in a host of blended professional learning opportunities in science, technology, and engineering.

Opportunity: 9th Annual Space Foundation International Student Art Contest
Deadline: November 19, 2018

Description: Each year, the Space Foundation International Student Art Contest invites students, ages 3 – 18, from around the world to submit original artwork based on a space-oriented theme. The theme this year is: “Where Will Your Spaceship Take You?” The Space Foundation will award a total of 25 winners — first, second and third place for each age category and a Space Foundation Achievement Award. There is no cost to participate in the contest. Acceptable forms of artwork include drawing, painting, mixed media and digital art.


Opportunity: 2019 Alan Shepard Technology In Education Award
Deadline: January 25, 2019

Description: Educators who have demonstrated a commitment to inspiring students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) may apply. Given annually by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Foundation, the award recognizes contributors to technology in the education field, in both formal and informal environments. The award, named for Mercury and Apollo astronaut Alan Shepard, will be presented in April 2019 at the Space Foundation’s 35th Space Symposium, to be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.